Hah, my calories are all off by maybe 500 - 1000 each day. How do people who track their food intake every day account for snacking? An M&M here, a grape there, a cookie to hold off dinner...It all just disappears
According to this food logging system I should probably be dead.
Keystrokes keep me in the "Lightly Active" range - it feels so wrong. & a floor is 10 feet. The Fitbit doesn't care about my mind :(
I enjoyed reading this, particularly the part about forgetting to put it on. I like the congratulatory e-mails; positive reinforcement is a good thing. But not offering M&Ms as a lunch option? Big oversight.
I think if Fitbit was able to calculate the calorie intake as good as it calculates the calories burned, it would be a hot seller. It's true that Fitbit sets realistic goals and presents them in an attractive and visual manner but even if you burn 2500 calories per day and eat 3000 calories worth of food, the numbers on Fitbit will not mean much for someone who is trying to lose weight (like myself).
In addition to improving the calorie intake calculations, taking the time of the day into account while doing that calculation will greatly improve the accuracy of the results. This is because there seems to be a correlation between what time you eat and how that gets converted into calories. For example, most dieticians strongly discourage eating anything after 19:00 as the metabolism starts to slow down after that time. (Unfortunately, that's exactly when most people feel like snacking!) The great thing about Fitbit is because it already tracks the periods of high and low activity, it can customise calorie intake calculations based on the hours of consumption very accurately.
Great experiment by the way. It fun reading about about Fitbit.
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